President’s Message

President's Message

Dear Members and Friends,

Happy New Year 2024. My dearest heartfelt wishes to you and your family. May this year be full of faith, joy and opportunity.

I am truly honored to be re-elected as the President for the 2023/2024 Council session. I wish to extend my great appreciation to the Immediate Past President Cr Conrad Fung for his continued services. My sincere thanks also to the 2022/2023 Council and Committee members for their remarkable roles. 2023 has been a successful year, I have no doubt the Council and Committee members of the current term would continue their outstanding support and service to drive the institution to new heights.

The HKICM has achieved remarkable success in expanding media exposure, demonstrated by a notable 110% increase in total media coverage from 60 in 2022 to 126 in 2023. There has been a significant surge of 260% in advertising value, soaring from $2,110,792 in 2022 to $7,597,993 in 2023. These impressive accomplishments reflect significant progress in cultivating a professional and influential institute in the eyes of the media.

Institute affairs have not been slowing down in the last quarter. Our signature HKCA/HKICM Joint Conference will make a full-scale return on 12 January 2024. We are delighted to have Ir Lau Chun Kit, Ricky, JP, Permanent Secretary for Development (Works), Development Bureau as our officiating guest, and Dr Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group as our guest of honour. A recorded number of distinguished guests, sponsors, members, and professionals from various sectors has registered for the event at Grand Ballroom, Hong Kong Ocean Park Mariott Hotel. With the theme of “Construction at the Crossroads 建築人,何去何從?”, the Conference will address the constraints and challenges the construction industry faces and identify ways that lead us to a thriving future. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Watch out for the HKICM 27th Anniversary Dinner cum Construction Management Awards (CMA) 2024 Presentation Ceremony which has been set for the final quarter of 2024. We have already formed a dedicated organising committee to harness this major event through to success.

On 9 December 2023, we have jointly organized “音樂「程」人” with HKCA YMS Pro. We are thrilled to invite Mr Cheung Koon Wah, Franco, Director (Projects) of Hong Kong Housing Society, to give a live performance with action and music, calling on young people to learn more about the impact of the construction profession and to share his own experience and success stories. We have now been meticulously following up with a range of qualified graduates and nurturing them to be HKICM’s professional members.

We attended the ‘HKCA / HKICM Authorized Signatories & Technical Directors Gathering with Buildings Department’ at the Buildings Department Headquarters on 1 December 2023. We have expressed our view on enhancing the Authorized Signatories system and asserted that the responsibility of site safety should be placed on all concerned parties, including government, developers, consultants, front-line management and site workers, to develop a safety and preventative culture. We also attended the CIC’s Construction Safety Week 2023 – Construction Safety Week Carnival promoting site safety on 19 November.

Last month, our team took a break from their professional routine and had a blast on the field. We had a thrilling basketball match “國慶盃籃球邀請賽,” and our teams really gave it their all! We’re proud of our talented members for not only delivering top-notch construction solutions but also finding that perfect work-life balance. Stay tuned for more exciting professional development activities, events, and opportunities to connect with like-minded peers who share your love for professionalism.

The trend of the past few weeks across both sides of the border certainly allows us to be optimistic for reconnecting with our mainland, and especially the Greater Bay Area connections in 2024. We would certainly ride on our achievements in Guangdong and Nansha to explore our professional presence regionally.

We are very thankful to all stakeholders as we journey together over the past years. Our entire team wishes you all a happy new year filled with prosperity and success!

Best wishes,

Cr MANG KA-wing, Terence

2nd January 2024

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